Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Not A Bad Mornings Work
I have been putting off doing the finishing work on more that a few items. This morning I wouldn't let myself felt until I got most of this done. My finished projects are whats pictured here.
I had made this felt collar three months ago, all it needed was a button and a button hole. I decided to use this black vintage button, and it only took ten minutes! I am such the procrastinator!
I made a few of these white merino cuffs with Wensleydale locks on the edges, I think they look so pretty, like natures lace. This one on the right has some pearl buttons and is for my lovely daughter-in-law, Alex. I made two more that I may put on the Etsy site or I may give them to my Aunt to wear to the Renaissance Fair.
This is a purple cuff that I had nuno felted some silk onto then put it in a dye bath of Brazilwood. I left it in a little to long and the silk totally disappeared and turned purple. So, I've tried to salvage it and did some free motion embroidery on it. Still not sure if it's up to selling standard. I do like the design though.
Below is just a pic of some of my favorite embellishment treasures. I am an avid collector of buttons and tend to like shell and bone ones the best. If any one knows what the name or the use is for the white pearl circles on the bottom with the two tiny holes at the very top, I would love to find out!